Abide Within Peaceful Beauty …
We live in a world of war and hate,
where there is little regard for others
or for such things as respect and courtesy,
kindness and compassion, love and peace.
How absurd it must sound to those who destroy
when one says to love all living things,
to walk in the depths of nature and understand
what harmony and balance is,
to hold a child and sing lullabies,
to feel the satisfaction of watching gardens grow,
to hear the birds sing their joy,
to watch the sun rise with hopes for peace
and to watch the sunset with thanks for a good day.
Let us gather in spirit and abide within peaceful beauty,
in a world where only a few of the multitude go,
it is a world within the hearts and souls
of those who desire peace and love for all,
who reach out to others with words of inspiration
and hope for a better world.
Let us fight not for power and greed,
but for the glory of love and peace,
fight not with the sword, but with words from our pens,
and a sharing of thoughts,
let us make a better place for our children
and generations to come,
so they may know the way to walk in peace and harmony,
and to know love for all living things.
© 2019 Phyllis Doyle Burns
Note From Author
This verse was inspired by the poem What Would Happen … by R.J. Schwartz. Thank you, Ralph, for your words of inspiration.
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